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Randomized Trial: Effect of Exercise Intervention on Functional Decline in Very Elderly Patients During Acute Hospitalization

16 Nov, 2018 | 02:21h | UTC

Effect of Exercise Intervention on Functional Decline in Very Elderly Patients During Acute Hospitalization: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: A Novel Exercise Intervention and Functional Status in Very Elderly Patients During Acute Hospitalization – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period) AND Exercise intervention benefits elderly in hospital – OnMedica (free)

Author Interview: Effect of Exercise Intervention on Functional Decline in Very Elderly Patients (free audio)

Videos: Morning Exercise Session (free) AND Evening Exercise Session (free) AND Balance and Gait Retraining Exercises (free)

 


Review: Lifestyle Modifications for Preventing and Treating Heart Failure

6 Nov, 2018 | 15:40h | UTC

Lifestyle Modifications for Preventing and Treating Heart Failure – Journal of the American College of Cardiology (free)

 


Systematic Review: High‐Intensity Interval Training for Patients With Cardiovascular Disease—Is It Safe?

6 Nov, 2018 | 15:09h | UTC

High‐Intensity Interval Training for Patients With Cardiovascular Disease—Is It Safe? A Systematic Review – Journal of the American Heart Association (free)

 


Study: Targeted Neurotechnology Restores Walking in Humans with Spinal Cord Injury

2 Nov, 2018 | 03:35h | UTC

Targeted neurotechnology restores walking in humans with spinal cord injury – Nature (free)

Editorial: Paralysed people walk again after spinal-cord stimulation (free)

Commentaries: Spinal implant helps three paralysed men walk again – BBC (free) AND Once Paralyzed, Three Men Take Steps Again With Spinal Implant – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

 


Want to Keep Your Brain Sharp? Take Care of Your Eyes And Ears

26 Oct, 2018 | 01:46h | UTC

Want To Keep Your Brain Sharp? Take Care Of Your Eyes And Ears – NPR (free)

Related Articles: Longitudinal Relationship Between Hearing Aid Use and Cognitive Function in Older Americans – Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (free) AND Cataract surgery and age-related cognitive decline: A 13-year follow-up of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing – NPR (free)

 


Randomized Trial: Corticosteroid Injection vs. Night Splints for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

26 Oct, 2018 | 01:40h | UTC

The clinical and cost-effectiveness of corticosteroid injection versus night splints for carpal tunnel syndrome (INSTINCTS trial): an open-label, parallel group, randomised controlled trial – The Lancet (free)

Invited Commentary: Steroid injection or wrist splint for first-time carpal tunnel syndrome? (free)

“A single corticosteroid injection shows superior clinical effectiveness at 6 weeks compared with night-resting splints, making it the treatment of choice for rapid symptom response in mild or moderate carpal tunnel syndrome presenting in primary care.”

 


Randomized Trial: Early Surgery vs Physical Therapy on Knee Function Among Patients With Nonobstructive Meniscal Tears

5 Oct, 2018 | 02:21h | UTC

Effect of Early Surgery vs Physical Therapy on Knee Function Among Patients With Nonobstructive Meniscal Tears: The ESCAPE Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Commentary: PT an Alternative to Surgery for Some Meniscal Tears – Physician’s First Watch (free)

Related: Adverse Outcomes After Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy (free study, commentary and guideline on the subject)

“Our Dutch multi center RCT demonstrates noninferiority of physical therapy compared with early surgery with arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for improving self-reported knee function in patients with nonobstructive meniscal tears.” (via @RudolfPoolman see Tweet)

 


Systematic Review: Modifying the Consistency of Food and Fluids for Swallowing Difficulties in Dementia

28 Sep, 2018 | 00:57h | UTC

Modifying the consistency of food and fluids for swallowing difficulties in dementia – Cochrane Library (free for a limited period)

Summary: Modifying the consistency of food and fluids for swallowing difficulties in dementia (free)

“We are uncertain about the immediate and long-term effects of modifying the consistency of fluid for swallowing difficulties in dementia”

 


Randomized Trial: Therapeutic Tai Ji Quan Intervention vs a Multimodal Exercise Intervention to Prevent Falls Among Older Adults

14 Sep, 2018 | 01:37h | UTC

Effectiveness of a Therapeutic Tai Ji Quan Intervention vs a Multimodal Exercise Intervention to Prevent Falls Among Older Adults at High Risk of Falling: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Internal Medicine (free)

Commentaries: Tai Chi May Work Best to Prevent Falls in Old Age – WebMD(free) ANDTai Ji Quan Can Reduce Falls in Elderly – MedicalResearch.com (free)

 


Guideline: Management of Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

31 Aug, 2018 | 02:31h | UTC

Guideline for the management of hip and knee osteoarthritis – Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (free PDF)

News Release: Updated osteoarthritis guideline designed to reduce unnecessary imaging and surgery (free)

Commentary: Australia hopes to reduce unnecessary imaging, surgery with updated osteoarthritis guidelines – Health Imaging (free)

““The Guideline for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis,” offer up exercise and weight loss as a first line defense, and warn against costly treatments using glucosamine, opioids and arthroscopic surgery, said David Hunter, co-chair of the RACGP group responsible for the update.” (from Health Imaging)

 


Meta-Analysis: Sport Specialization and Risk of Overuse Injuries

23 Aug, 2018 | 23:43h | UTC

Sport Specialization and Risk of Overuse Injuries: A Systematic Review With Meta-analysis – Pediatrics (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Sport specialization tied to injuries in kids and teens – Reuters (free)

 


Systematic Review: Interventions for Preventing Falls in Older People

17 Aug, 2018 | 01:13h | UTC

Multifactorial and multiple component interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Featured Review: Multifactorial and multiple component interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community – Cochrane Library (free)

 


Systematic Review: Mirror Therapy for Improving Motor Function After Stroke

26 Jul, 2018 | 20:21h | UTC

Mirror therapy for improving motor function after stroke – Cochrane Library (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Summary: Mirror therapy for improving movement after stroke – Cochrane Library (free)

 


Guideline: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Ankle Sprains

26 Jul, 2018 | 18:36h | UTC

Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of ankle sprains: update of an evidence-based clinical guideline – British Journal of Sports Medicine (free)

 


Position Statement: Participation in Leisure Time or Competitive Sports in Athletes-Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

26 Jul, 2018 | 18:22h | UTC

Recommendations for participation in leisure time or competitive sports in athletes-patients with coronary artery disease: a position statement from the Sports Cardiology Section of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC) – European Heart Journal (free)

 


Randomized Trial: Subacromial Decompression vs Diagnostic Arthroscopy for Shoulder Impingement

20 Jul, 2018 | 03:28h | UTC

Subacromial decompression versus diagnostic arthroscopy for shoulder impingement: randomised, placebo surgery controlled clinical trial – The BMJ (free)

Commentary: Most common shoulder operation is no more beneficial than placebo surgery – University of Helsinki, via EurekAlert (free)

Related research with similar results: Arthroscopic subacromial decompression for subacromial shoulder pain (free article, editorial and commentaries)

 


EULAR Recommendations: Physical Activity in People with Inflammatory Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

20 Jul, 2018 | 02:15h | UTC

2018 EULAR recommendations for physical activity in people with inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis – Annals of Rheumatic Disease (free)

 


Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Class 1 Recommendation

20 Jul, 2018 | 02:11h | UTC

Cardiac rehabilitation: A class 1 recommendation – Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine (free)

Related Guidelines: Cardiac rehabilitation – Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (free) AND Myocardial infarction: cardiac rehabilitation and prevention of further cardiovascular disease – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (free)

 


Report: Research Into Physiotherapy for Musculoskeletal Conditions

13 Jul, 2018 | 03:01h | UTC

Research into physiotherapy for musculoskeletal conditions – NIHR Dissemination Centre (free PDF)

This new NIHR report brings together key research relevant to those delivering musculoskeletal physiotherapy services.

 


Meta-Analysis: Anticonvulsants in the Treatment of Low Back Pain and Lumbar Radicular Pain

6 Jul, 2018 | 09:37h | UTC

Anticonvulsants in the treatment of low back pain and lumbar radicular pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Canadian Medical Association Journal (free)

Commentaries: Class of drugs used as alternative to opioids for back pain are ineffective, have potentially serious side effects: report – The Globe and Mail (free) AND Anticonvulsant drugs ineffective for low back pain and can cause harm, despite increased prescribing – CMAJ, via EurekAlert (free)

Related Meta-Analysis: Benefits and safety of gabapentinoids in chronic low back pain (free research and commentaries)

 


Randomized Trial: More Weight Loss Associated with Better Outcomes in Knee Osteoarthritis

29 Jun, 2018 | 02:39h | UTC

Intentional Weight Loss for Overweight and Obese Knee Osteoarthritis Patients: Is More Better? – Arthritis Care & Research (free PDF)

Commentaries: Long-term weight loss of at least 20% helps improve outcomes in overweight, obese patients with knee osteoarthritis – ACP Internist (free) AND When it comes to weight loss in overweight and obese adults with knee osteoarthritis, more is better – Wiley, via ScienceDaily (free) AND More weight loss tied to less knee pain for obese people – Reuters (free) AND More Weight Loss Linked To Greater Decrease in Knee Arthritis Pain – MedicalResearch.com (free)

 


Cohort Study: Exercise Associated with Lower Risk of Mortality in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer

15 Jun, 2018 | 01:10h | UTC

Association of Exercise With Mortality in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer – JAMA Oncology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Exercise lowers risk of death for childhood cancer survivors, study says – UPI (free) AND Vigorous Exercise Reduces Mortality Risk in Cancer Survivors – Medscape (free registration required) AND Exercise linked to reduced mortality in survivors of childhood cancer – 2 Minute Medicine (free)

 


Systematic Review: Effects of Physical Exercise on Cognitive Function in Parkinson’s Disease

29 May, 2018 | 18:36h | UTC

Effects of physical exercise programs on cognitive function in Parkinson’s disease patients: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials of the last 10 years – PLOS One (free)

 


Comparative Effectiveness Trial: Chiropractic Care Improves Disability in Low Back Pain

23 May, 2018 | 12:38h | UTC

Effect of Usual Medical Care Plus Chiropractic Care vs Usual Medical Care Alone on Pain and Disability Among US Service Members With Low Back Pain: A Comparative Effectiveness Clinical Trial – JAMA Network Open (free)

Commentaries: Innovating to Improve Care for Low Back Pain in the Military: Chiropractic Care Passes Muster – JAMA Network Open (free) AND Chiropractic Care Improves Usual Management for Low Back Pain – Medscape (free registration required) AND Adding chiropractic to back pain care may reduce disability – Reuters (free)

 


Randomized Controlled Trial: Exercise Training Does Not Slow Dementia Progression

18 May, 2018 | 02:29h | UTC

Dementia And Physical Activity (DAPA) trial of moderate to high intensity exercise training for people with dementia: randomised controlled trial – The BMJ (free)

Commentaries: Exercise Doesn’t Slow Cognitive Decline in Patients with Dementia – NEJM Physician’s First Watch (free) AND Rigorous exercise does not halt dementia decline, study concludes – The Guardian (free) AND Expert reaction to effects of exercise on dementia in old people – Science Media Centre (free) AND Exercise ‘doesn’t slow’ progression of dementia – NHS Choices (free)

 


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